Reception Information Week 4

Hello all!

Wow – what a great week in Reception. The children are establishing great themes within all project learning areas  – we can’t wait to share more with you within our monthly website post in a few weeks.

Thank you to all parents/carers that were able to attend our Parent Lunches this week. It has been amazing to be able to share with how we serve our children their lunches within our EYFS environment.

Here is the key information for next week.

Our focus story will be ‘Don’t Touch my Hair’ by Sharee Miller. This story links to our focus work around ourselves, our communities, respecting each other’s differences and how we follow our Golden Rules in order to keep each other safe. This is also good in preparation for the whole school focus of Black History Week (WB 3.10).

Here is a link to the story to share with your child. Don’t forget to go and visit the library, if you can, to attempt to find a copy of the story too!


Our focus song next week will be ‘This is the Way we Lay the Bricks’ This links to our focus next week during our Reception project sessions – human features of our school environment. Please share this song over the weekend with your child, via the link below.

Next week, we will be learning to talk about the human features around school. We will learn that a human feature is an object made or built by humans. Take a look at the photos below – do you notice any human features of our school environment?

Key vocabulary linked to focus story – Permission, styled, wild, free, compliments, curious, lonely.

Key vocabulary linked to Reception Project – Human feature, school, street lamp, path, road, wall, park

Attingham Park School Trip

A letter regarding our trip to Attingham Park has gone out today! Please have a read and if you have any questions regarding this – as always, let us know. We can’t wait to be able to share this educational visit with you again this year.

Attendance Bear

This week we began sending home our Attendance Bear. To reward the children who have attended school all week, each Friday we pick a name (at random) from the bear poster. If a child has been absent from school, their name will move to the house poster. We place all names back onto the bear poster at the beginning of a new week.

Reading Meeting

Don’t forget that we are inviting all reception children’s parents to our reading meeting on Tuesday next week (4.10.22), starting at 3.30. We will share more information on our phonics scheme Read, Write, Inc. and how we explicitly teach the children to read within their reception year. We would love to see as many of you there as possible.

Thank you for your continued support.